Career Outlook for Logging Equipment Operators

Also known as:  Delimber Operator, Feller Buncher Operator, Feller Operator, Grapple Operator, Grapple Skidder Operator, Log Hauler, Log Processor Operator, Log Stacker Operator, Logging Crane Operator, Logging Shovel Operator
The overall job outlook for Logging Equipment Operator careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 17.44 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 2.91 percent per year. Demand for Logging Equipment Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 22,040 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 12.05 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Logging Equipment Operators in the following states
Alabama 2,260
Georgia 2,170
Oregon 1,940
Mississippi 1,320
North Carolina 1,310
Virginia 1,190
Louisiana 1,180
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Logging Equipment Operators
Illinois 30
Missouri 40
Maryland 60
Vermont 70
South Dakota 70
Colorado 80
Arizona 80